Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Spicy Peanuts
(174 calories | 6 6 6 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
Today I've got a fun easy recipe for slow cooker spicy peanuts.
There are lots of recipes for spiced nuts floating around on the internet.
Most of them call for a ton of sugar and require a well stocked spice cupboard.
This recipe is different.
You need just 3 ingredients to make these slow cooker spicy nuts: cocktail peanuts, butter and a package of chili seasoning mix.
The Skinny on Slow Cooker Spicy Peanuts
I found the recipe while browsing through what I think might be the original cookbook dedicated to Crock Pot Cooking: Crockery Cookery: 262 Tested Slow-cooker Recipes (affiliate link) by Mable Hoffman. Published in 1975, it's full of retro slow cooker recipes, many of which have stood well the test of time.
Flavorful, with a nice hint of spice, they weren't too spicy or overpowering. For a bigger kick, you might want to add a little more chili powder or cayenne pepper.
The only change I made was to cut back the butter from 4 tablespoons to 2.
A perfect party snack, these easy slow cooker nuts would also make a great last minute holiday gift, packed little jars, tins, or cellophane bags tied with ribbon.
According to my calculations each generous ¼-cup serving has about 174 calories and:
6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Spicy Peanuts
- 24 ounces cocktail peanuts
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 package (1-¼ ounces) chili seasoning mix (I used McCormick)
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
- Place the nuts in the slow cooker. Drizzle the butter over, then sprinkle on the dry chili mix. Toss well to combine.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 2 to 2-½ hours, stirring every 30 minutes or so. Turn to HIGH.
- Remove the cover and cook for 10 or 15 minutes more.
- Serve warm or cool.
Recipe source: Crockery Cookery: 262 Tested Slow-cooker Recipes (affiliate link) by Mable Hoffman.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.
A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.
She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.
A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.
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